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The Goat`s Wall and the Balkan Edelweiss Kingdom

A 2 -day hiking trip in National Park Central Balkan - part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Hiking in the area of Kozya Stena reserve - one of the 9 reserves of the park.

Overview

A 2 -day hiking trip in National Park Central Balkan - part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Hiking in the area of Kozya Stena reserve - one of the 9 reserves of the park. Climbing Kozya stena peak and walking on the main ridge with panoramas towards the highest peak.  Wild nature and a lot of hidden edelweisses. Optional visiting of Chiflik Hot Mineral Pools.

Price

The Balkan Edelweiss Kingdom Price per Person
6 pax 210 EUR
5 pax 230 EUR
4 pax 260 EUR
3 pax 310 EUR
2 pax 415 EUR
1 pax 725 EUR

The price includes

  • аccommodation in hut;
  • 1 half board: dinner and breakfast;
  • all transfers from/to Sofia;
  • certified mountain guide for 2 days;
  • all the expenses of the guide;
  • all taxes.

Not included:

  • insurance;
  • entrance fees;
  • drinks.

Discounts available during low season, for students, bloggers, etc.
Please contact us if you need an offer for a bigger group.

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    Description

    Day 1: Sofia - Chiflik - Kozya Stena Hut

    Transfer from Sofia to Chiflik - 2:30 hours. Hike up the main ridge of the Balkan Mountains. We will explore the century old beech forest of Kozya Stena reserve. When we reach the end of the tree line there are views towards Kozya Stena Peak the emblem of the reserve. A vertical rock phenomenon famous as a place of  birds of prey and edelweis.
    We will follow the may ridge to the hut. Option to climb Kozia Stena Peak-1670 m or Boba Peak and see an edelweiss (best time is July and August). The area is the only place where the flower grows on the Balkan Mountains.
    Accommodation in Kozya Stena Hut - 1560m.

    Hiking time: 4:30 - 5 hours (another 2 hours to Kozya Stena Peak);

    Ascent 900m

    Day 2: Kozya Stena Hut - Ushite Ridge - Sofia

    Today we will follow the main ridge direction west to Ushite Peak. The trail is part of a long distance trail E3. We will start the descend to Chiflic following another panoramic ridge that will bring us to the valley of Beli Osam River. The meadows with spring flowers are very impressive in May and June. Option to relax in the hot mineral springs of Chiflik in the afternoon. Transfer to Sofia - 2:30 hours.

    Hiking time: 5 - 6 hours;

    Ascent 150m Descent 1050m

    Info

    Required equipment
    • hiking boots;
    • rucksack (35-45 l);
    • trekking poles;
    • water & windproof jacket;
    • rain cover;
    • sun hat;
    • sun lotion;
    • sunglasses;
    • warm hat;
    • gloves;
    • water bottle (1,5 litres);
    • travel liner;
    • torch;
    • personal first aid kit.

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